Albion's manager is looking forward to the next four years.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton admits he is relishing the prospect of a further four years with the club after agreeing a new contract.
And the Albion boss says he is more determined than ever to help the club build on the achievements of this season.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “I’m absolutely delighted to agree a new contract. I was involved with a team that has made great progress and come very close, and now I’m really excited about the challenges of next season.
“We will make sure that the massive disappointment that everyone felt on Monday after such a good campaign acts as our motivation for next season.”
LATEST NEWS FROM SEAGULLS.CO.UK
- REPORT: ALBION 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1
- ALBION WIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE FAMILY EXCELLENCE AWARD
- PROUD HUGHTON: USE DISAPPOINTMENT NEXT SEASON
- AITC TO HOLD CYCLE CHALLENGE FOR DISABILITY SPORT
- KAYAL WINS PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARD
Hughton also revealed how much he has enjoyed his time on the south coast since taking over at the helm at the start of 2015.
“From the moment I arrived I was made to feel really welcome by everyone at the club, the players and the fans.
“The support I’ve had from everyone has been brilliant. I’ve settled into the area really well and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.
“I’m now looking forward to the challenges we’ll face together over the next few seasons.”
Meanwhile, Hughton has also described his immense pride after being named the LMA Sky Bet Manager of the Year by his counterparts in the Championship.
“I’m very proud to have received the award, for a few reasons.
“My background into management was different from most. I spent many years as a coach, and that being the case, it makes the feeling even better.
“I’m also certainly very proud knowing the quality of manager in the Championship, which I think is at a higher level than it’s ever been.
“I know how tough this division is, and there is a great rapport between the managers. To receive the votes from them, with such quality in the division, makes it an even prouder moment for me.”